Friday, July 20, 2012

Things I Love

The Ultimate Cure for Dehydration ;) 
Happy Friday! I'm heading out soon; some of my lovely cross-country ladies and I are going camping. However, first, let me share with you one of my favorite things.

Camelbaks. God bless whoever invented them. They hold 24 oz. at a time. I try to drink at least 5 full bottles a day. Usually I'm able to. It's an easy way to stay hydrated. I probably wouldn't drink half as much water without it. If you struggle getting the necessary 8 cups (or more) of water every day, I highly recommend this. It's worth the extra cost because it lasts a long time, and well, let's be honest, you use it every day. I love it. I literally couldn't live without it! Ha.

Not sold on water? Do you find it's hard to drink more than two or three glasses a day? Here are a few benefits to keep in mind when it comes to staying hydrated:

{Information taken from this link}

The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water, depending on body size. A rule of thumb: 2/3 of the body consists of water. In other words, it is the main component of your body. Your tissues and organs are mainly made up of water. Here is the %:
  • Muscle consists of 75% water
  • Brain consists of 90% of water
  • Bone consists of 22% of water
  • Blood consists of 83% water
The functions of water in human body are vital. The water:
  • Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells
  • Moisturizes the air in lungs
  • Helps with metabolism
  • Protects our vital organ
  • Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Detoxifies
  • Protects and moisturizes our joints
Every cell in your body needs water from head to toe. So drink up! 

Have a great weekend!


  1. water <3 i drink ridiculous quantities. i don't think i'd survive without my bottle either!

  2. You inspired me to buy one today when we were out running errands. :)

    1. Haha good! You'll find yourself drinking more water, it's just what happens. ;)